Pasta is a signature dish among many restaurants and will instantly remind you of Italy when you eat it.
So, how amazing would it be to learn how to make pasta from Italians themselves? Here are 5 pasta making classes you can find in Venice.
1) Chef Maria’s Kids and Family Cooking Class in Venice
Enjoy a fun and educational experience, with Chefs Enzo and Vittorio, which is great for the entire family. Each class is geared towards the children’s ages and abilities. They will be learning faces about healthy “green-light” foods, food groups, food chains, their origins, and the nutrients they contain.
You will learn how to make Venetian pasta served in a light tomato sauce with Parmesan cheese, potato gnocchi. You will also make ravioli from scratch, and stuff them with fresh spinach, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and sauté them in sage butter.
You can also learn to make a simple mixed seasonal salad with fresh fruit, walnuts & extra virgin olive oil as an appetizer, and a fresh fruit Bavaroise for dessert. The menu may vary to use the best seasonal ingredients available at the market and can be tailored to accommodate special requests and/or diet needs, vegetarian and gluten-free.
The price of the class is 230 Euros per adult and 125 Euros per child. Children under 10 are to be accompanied by two adults. The class is approximately 4 hours long. You will not be provided with transportation to the class. Classes are kept in small groups of 2, 4, 6, or 8 students at a time.
2) Pasta and Pizza cooking class overlooking the Prosecco hills
In this class, you will be able to learn how to make two famous Italian dishes: pizza and pasta. You will have your lesson right in the heart of the Prosecco wine district, with unparalleled views.
You will learn how to make the “pappardelle”, a type of Italian pasta characterized by the large size of its broad or homemade “gnocchi di patate” (potato dumplings). They will be paired with homemade tomato sauce.
You can learn more about the pizza you will be learning how to make in this class at this article: Top 4 Pizza Making Classes in Venice.
You will be able to enjoy your lunch with appetizers such as sautéed sweet peppers and roasted eggplants. To finish off on a sweet note, a delicious tiramisu will be prepared for you. Not to forget, your lunch will definitely be paired with quality Italian Prosecco.
The price of the class starts from 142 Euros per person and the class is approximately 4 hours long. You will be provided with transportation to the class. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date. To enjoy the full experience, the class requires good weather. Hence, if it is canceled due to poor weather, please note that you will be offered either a different date or a full refund.
3) Mama Isa’s Pasta Class in Venice
Mama Isa offers a huge range of pasta classes, where you will learn the history of pasta, the plethora of shapes and preparation techniques, the different names, and also the different dough used and fillings for each shape.
The different classes offered by Mama Isa includes: Tagliatelle pasta class with a manual pasta machine, Tagliatelle pasta made by hand, a Ravioli class, a Tagliatelle-Fettuccine and filled pasta class, a gnocchi class, tortellini, a spaghetti alla chitarra (which literally translates to ‘guitar spaghetti’) class.
The class duration ranges from 2 to 5 hours and is only offered to small groups, with a maximum of 10 people. They even offer a week-long pasta diploma course!
There are more details for each pasta class found on their website.
4) Share your Pasta Love Cooking Class
With this class, you will learn how to prepare two varieties of pasta like an authentic Italian home cook. You will roll out a sheet of pasta dough by hand and you can try cutting a “sfoglia”, which is a sheet of fresh pasta.
You will kick off the lesson with an aperitivo and will taste the pasta you have whipped up. You will then learn to make a delicious tiramisu that will end off your meal on a sweet and light note. Of course, the meal will be paired with Prosecco wine!
The price of the class starts at 100 Euros per person. The class is approximately 3 hours long. Please note that a maximum of 12 people is allowed for the class. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date.
5) Fresh Pasta Making in Private Venetian Apartment
This class is special as you will meet your instructor, who is a professional chef, at Venice’s Rialto Bridge in the morning. You guys will then set off together to shop for ingredients at the Rialto open-air market, which is one of the city’s oldest and liveliest. Therefore, depending on the season and market, the menu that you will be creating will differ.
Then, you will make your way to the historic Palazzo Contarini Della Figure, where the cooking lesson will take place in a private apartment, with the ingredients that you bought yourself just a few minutes ago!
You will learn which techniques and ingredients come together to form delicate flavors and textures while preparing a multi-course menu. You will be able to learn how to make spaghetti, tagliolini, gnocchi, or ravioli. When the cooking is done, you can sit down for an intimate homemade feast accompanied by wine and other beverages.
The price of the class starts at 228 Euros per person. The class is approximately 4 hours long. Please note that a maximum of 6 people and a minimum of 2 people are allowed for the class. A child must be accompanied by an adult. For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date.